How are the daffodils described in the poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"?
The famous poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth tells of the poet unexpectedly coming across a large quantity of daffodils beside a lake under some trees. It is based on a walk that Wordsworth took with his sister Dorothy during which they came across a long line of daffodils swaying in the wind. Wordsworth describes the daffodils in several ways.
The poet uses personification to describe the daffodils. Personification is the attribution of human qualities to things that are not alive. For instance, he writes about the daffodils "tossing their heads in sprightly dance" and that they are "jocund company" to him, as if they were humans that could keep him company.
Wordsworth also uses simile in describing the daffodils as "continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the milky way." Here he compares the long rows of daffodils to the seemingly endless stars in the night sky.
He describes the daffodils with reference to color and light which bring great joy when he writes...
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